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Caltech physicist slams government on marijuana research

Category: News | Posted on Tue, February, 26th 2013 by THCFinder
Late last week, in a speech at a medical marijuana conference flagged by Think Progress, Caltech theoretical physicist John H. Schwartz blasted the federal government’s treatment of marijuana research. Schwartz described the Catch-22 situation set up by the “tag team” of the Drug Enforcement Administration and the National Institute on Drug Abuse: At the same time the government says there is insufficient research to change marijuana’s designation from “a dangerous substance with no medical value,” government bodies systematically block such research from taking place.
 
Think Progress cited passages from Schwartz’s pointed remarks:
 
The most blatant example of this behavior [from the government] came last year, when NIDA blocked an FDA-approved clinical trial testing marijuana as a remedy for post traumatic stress disorder, PTSD. It’s especially sad to note that the study participants were veterans, with PTSD deemed untreatable by other means. After 12 years of war, this is how we treat them.
 
The physicist, of course well-versed in the idea of confirmation bias, then compared the way marijuana research is currently run to allowing creationists to oversee paleontological research:
 
Consider what American science might look like if all research were run like marijuana research is being run now. Suppose the Institute for Creation Science were put in charge of approving paleontology digs and the science of human evolution. Imagine what would happen to the environment if we gave coal and oil companies the power to block any climate research they didn’t like.
 

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Manatee deputies raid disabled woman's home

Category: News | Posted on Tue, February, 26th 2013 by THCFinder
Deputies confiscated 23 marijuana plants from the home of a Parrish woman battling disease after receiving a complaint Monday afternoon, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.
 
About 2 p.m., deputies arrived at the home of Cathy and Robert Jordan in the 4300 block of 98th Avenue East in the Beck Estates development
 
Authorities were alerted of suspicious circumstances by a real estate agent who was conducting routine inspections in the area.
 
Robert Jordan, 64, told the Bradenton Herald on Monday that he had just awoke from a nap in his easy chair when he saw two deputies approach his house with drawn guns.
 
“I ran out and said, ‘What are you doing here?’ ” Jordan said. “They said, ‘We have probable cause. You are growing marijuana.’ I said, ‘It’s medicine for my wife. I know people use that as an excuse, but this is true.’”
 
Cathy Jordan, who has had Lou Gehrig’s Disease since 1986 and is wheelchair-bound, uses the herb for medicinal reasons. She has advocated for the legalization of medical cannabis in Florida for 16 years.
 

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Jack Herer

Category: Nugs | Posted on Tue, February, 26th 2013 by THCFinder

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Spokane puts hold on medical marijuana businesses

Category: Dispensaries | Posted on Tue, February, 26th 2013 by THCFinder
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Spokane City Council approved a six-month moratorium Monday night on new medical marijuana dispensaries.
 
Councilman Jon Snyder said, "We need a timeout" to consider how new state rules for recreational marijuana sales will affect the medical marijuana business.
 
The action freezes the number of medical marijuana businesses in Spokane at about a dozen.
 

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Oregon grown Blackberry Buds

Category: Nugs | Posted on Tue, February, 26th 2013 by THCFinder

Oregon Grown Blackberry Buds - Indica

This wondrous strain stems from two quite potent strains: Black Domina and Raspberry Cough. The mother, Black Domina, is native to the Pacific Northwest and was cloned and sent to Amsterdam. Blackberry combines the overwhelming indica traits of Black Domina, and the sativa qualities of Raspberry Cough.


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Purple Alien Wax

Category: Concentrates | Posted on Tue, February, 26th 2013 by THCFinder

Purple Alien Wax


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